Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching


Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART) is a journal of essays designed to assist teachers in communicating an understanding of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Since we believe that excellent research and inspired teaching are dual aspects of a revived medieval/Renaissance curriculum, SMART essays are scholarly and pedagogical, informative and practical.


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Fall 2023 (Volume 30, Issue 2)

JACOB ABELL Medieval Ecocriticism in the Undergraduate French Classroom: Six Practices for Teaching Literatures of Ecology, Agriculture, and Climate Change

SHANNON GODLOVE Finding Other Words: A Collaborative Beowulf Translation Project for Medieval Literature Courses

MEG GREGORY Building Curiosity and Confidence: Motivating Student Learners through Linguistic Exploration Logs in History of the English Language

ETHAN K. SMILIE and KIPTON D. SMILIE Closing the Loop, Tying the Girdle: Assessment of Student Learning in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight


WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Review: Olde Clerkis Speche: Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the Implications of Authorial Recital, by William A. Quinn

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Bede the Theologian: History, Rhetoric, and Spirituality, by John P. Bequette

CHRIS CRAUN Book Review: A Byzantine Monastic Office, 1105 A.D., by Catherine Jeffrey C. Anderson and Stefano Parenti

MATTHEW FEHSKENS Book Review: Jews and Christians in Medieval Castile: Tradition, Coexistence, and Change, by Maya Soifer Irish

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: A New Companion to Malory, edited by Megan G. Leitch and Cory James Rushton


Spring 2023 (Volume 30, Issue 1)

TEACHING JOHN GOWER'S CONFESSIO AMANTIS (feature collection guest edited by Kara L. McShane and Brian W. Gastle)

  • KARA L. MCSHANE and BRIAN W. GASTLE Introduction: Why Teach Gower’s Works?
  • BRIAN W. GASTLE Teaching Gower’s Tale of Florent and Leveraging General Education Student Learning Outcomes
  • KARA L. MCSHANE John Gower as Protest Poet?
  • JEFFERY G. STOYANOFF Confessio Amantis in the Undergraduate Classroom: Using Actor-Network Theory to Teach Less Text More
  • GEORGIANA DONAVIN Gower and #MeToo

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West, by Jamie Kreiner

WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Review: Liber Uricrisiarum: A Reading Edition, edited by E. Ruth Harvey, M. Teresa Tavormina, with Sarah Star and C. E. M. Henderson

MICHAEL CALABRESE Book Review: Form & Foreskin: Medieval Narratives of Circumcision, by A. W. Strauss

JENNY REBECCA RYTTING Book Review: How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education, by Scott Newstok

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: The Life of St. Eufrosine: In Old French Verse, with English Translation, edited and translated by Amy V. Ogden

THOMAS GOODMANN Book Review: Piers Plowman: The A Version [by] William Langland: A New Translation with Introduction and Notes, by Michael Calabrese

PERRY NEIL HARRISON Book Review: Slow Scholarship: Medieval Research and the Neoliberal University, edited by Catherine E. Karkov

E. J. CHRISTIE Book Review: An Introduction to Old English, by Jonathan Evans

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: The Italian Novella and Shakespeare’s Comic Heroines, by Melissa Emerson Walter

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization, by R. V. Young

YVONNE BRUCE Book Review: Christian Humanism in Shakespeare, by Lee Oser


Fall 2022 (Volume 29, Issue 2)

RACHEL SCOGGINS Moving Away from Love: Reframing Romeo and Juliet through Revenge and Gendered Violence

EDEL SEMPLE Teaching John Taylor, the Water Poet: A Renaissance Celebrity Author and His Paratexts

ETHAN K. SMILIE and KIPTON D. SMILIE “Whatever thing Death be”: Death Education in Paradise Lost

KATHLEEN FORNI Can Chaucer Write Anything Bad(ly)?: Salvaging The Monk’s Tale

ANNETTE KERN-STÄHLER The White Middle Ages: Unlearning Racism in the Medieval Classroom

STEPHEN HOPKINS Adventures in the Past: Skyrim and Role-Playing Games in the Medievalist’s Classroom


LESLEY COOTE Book Review: Richard III: The Self-Made King, by Michael Hicks

JOHN-PAUL HEIL Book Review: The Renaissance in Italy: A History, by Kenneth R. Bartlett with Gillian C. Bartlett

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Piers Plowman and the Reinvention of Church Law in the Late Middle Ages, by Arvind Thomas

THOMAS H. CROFTS Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the Crusades, edited by Anthony Bale

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Goodbye Eros: Recasting Forms and Norms of Love in the Age of Cervantes, edited by Ana María Laguna and John Beusterien

JENNY REBECCA RYTTING Book Review: The Pricke of Conscience: An Annotated Edition of the Southern Recension, edited by Jean E. Jost, with a Glossary by Hoyt Greeson

SUSAN KENDRICK Book Review: Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity, by Carmen Nocentelli

CHRIS CRAUN Book Review: Constructions of Feminine Identity in the Catholic Tradition: Inventing Women, by Christopher M. Flavin

DAVID STAINES Book Review: Shakespeare through Letters, by David M. Bergeron

LESLEY COOTE Book Review: Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule 1207–1258, by David Carpenter

JUAN PEDRO LAMATA Book Review: The Jew of Malta, edited by Lloyd Edward Kermode


Spring 2022 (Volume 29, Issue 1)

CLARISSE BARBIER LEE  Game Theories in Favor of the Ignorance of Perceval, True Winner of the Arthurian World

TERESA RUPP Teaching the Middle Ages through Harry Potter

EMILY SOHMER TAI Bringing the State Back in: Medieval History and the Western Civilization Survey

ALEXANDRA R. A. LEE Teaching Using Twitter: A Tool for Grappling with Medieval and Early Modern Sources

NICHOLAS F. RADEL Citizen Othello: Teaching Claudia Rankine as Shakespeare’s Future

LAURA SEYMOUR Lost Plays, Shrews, and (Breaking) Silence in the Classroom. Teaching Grim the Collier of Croyden

PAUL ACKER Teaching Beowulf by Way of Tolkien

CAROL JAMISON Teaching Chaucer to Linguistics Students

LESLEY COOTE Book Review: The Cartulary-Chronicle of St-Pierre of Bèze, edited by Constance Brittain Bouchard

RONALD W. BRAASCH III Book Review: Medieval Warfare: A Reader, edited by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston

ADAM FRANKLIN-LYONS Book Review: Medieval Iberian Crusade Fiction and the Mediterranean World, by David A. Wacks

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: The Figure of Minerva in Medieval Literature, by William F. Hodapp

JOSHUA REID Book Review: Teaching Early Modern English Literature from the Archives, edited by Heidi Brayman Hackel and Ian Frederick Moulton

REGINA PSAKI Book Review: Teaching the Italian Renaissance Romance Epic, edited by JoAnn Cavallo

JESS MCCULLOUGH Book Review: Vikings and the Vikings: Essays on Television’s History Channel Services, edited by Paul Hardwick and Kate Lister

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Experiencing Medieval Art, by Herbert L. Kessler

YVONNE BRUCE Book Review: Untimely Deaths in Renaissance Drama, by Andrew Griffin

TERESA RUPP Book Review: Approaches to Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy, edited by Christopher Kleinhenz and Kristina Olson

BRIAN J. HARRIES Book Review: Bound to Read: Compilations, Collections, and the Making of Renaissance Literature, by Jeffrey Todd Knight


Fall 2021 (Volume 28, Issue 2)

TEACHING EARLY MODERN WOMEN WRITERS TODAY (feature collection guest edited by Liza Blake)

  • LIZA BLAKE Introduction
  • MARSHELLE WOODWARD Classrooms of Our Own: Authorizing Women’s Voices in the Early Modern Literature Survey
  • MICHELLE M. DOWD Exquisitely Compatible: Blending Feminism and Formalism in the Classroom
  • SIMONE CHESS Teaching Transfeminisms: Avoiding Trans Exclusion in the Teaching of Women Writers
  • STEPHEN GUY-BRAY Locating Queerness
  • JENNIFER PARK Teaching Recipes, Race, and Erasure in the Early Modern Classroom
  • ANNA KLOSOWSKA Early Modern Women Writers: An Indigenous, Critical Race, Deaf, and Trans Studies Approach
  • LIZA BLAKE Teaching (Un)Editing in the Women Writers Classroom
  • ELIZABETH ZEMAN KOLKOVICH Digital Humanities and Early Modern Women’s Writing
  • KATHYRN VOMERO SANTOS The Stories We Tell and Sell about Early Modern Women Writers: Teaching Toward an Intersectional Feminist Public Humanities

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: The Thirteenth Century: A World History, by Richard Bressler

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON Book Review: Chaucer and the Subversion of Form, edited by Thomas A. Prendergast and Jessica Rosenfeld

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Medieval Crime Fiction: A Critical Overview, by Anne McKendry

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: Approaches to Teaching the Works of Christine de Pizan, edited by Andrea Tarnowski

WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Review: Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter, by Ian Cornelius

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Medieval Art and the Look of Silent Film: The Influence on Costume and Set Design, by Lora Ann Sigler

CARY NEDERMAN Book Review: Classical Rhetoric in the Middle Ages: The Medieval Rhetors and Their Art 400–1300, with Manuscript Survey to 1500 C.E., by John O. Ward

ELIZABETH HARPER Book Review: Approaches to Teaching Langland’s Piers Plowman, edited by Thomas A. Goodmann

COREY J. ZWIKSTRA Book Review: A Life Both Public and Private: Expressions of Individuality in Old English Poetry, by Brent R. LaPadula

REGINA PSAKI Book Review: Journeys to the Underworld and Heavenly Realm in Ancient and Medieval Literature, by John C. Stephens

JOSHUA EASTERLING Book Review: Solitude and Speechlessness: Renaissance Writing and Reading in Isolation, by Andrew Mattison

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Magic in Britain: A History of Medieval and Earlier Practices, by Robin Melrose


Spring 2021 (Volume 28, Issue 1)

CHRISTINA M. HECKMAN Playing the Game: Collaborative Project-Based Learning in the Medieval Literature Classroom

ANYA ADAIR, KATHERINE HINDLEY, AND JOE STADOLNIK Teaching Digital Editing and Manuscript Studies: A Project-Based Short Course Approach

PERRY NEIL HARRISON Teaching the Ninth-Century Heliand in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom

PETER BURKHOLDER Quia difficilia sunt: The Pedagogical Benefits of a Challenging Middle Ages

LAURA BAREFIELD Questioning Masculinity and Sacrifice in Iliad 22 and The Battle of Maldon

PATRICK MURPHY Teaching the History of the English Language with Comics


JENNY REBECCA RYTTING Book Review: Approaches to Teaching the Middle English Pearl, edited by Jane Beal and Mark Bradshaw Busbee

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: The Early Eastern Orthodox Church: A History, AD 60–1453, by Stephen Morris

SUSAN KENDRICK Book Review: Shakespeare’s London 1613, by David M. Bergeron

BRIAN J. HARRIES Book Review: The English Lyric Tradition: Reading Poetic Masterpieces of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, by R. James Goldstein

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Blind Impressions: Methods and Mythologies in Book History, by Joseph A. Dane

CHRIS CRAUN Book Review: Celtic Cosmology and the Otherworld: Mythic Origins, Sovereignty, and Liminality, by Sharon Paice MacLeod

LESLEY COOTE Book Review: The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicily: A History of Storytelling, Puppetry, Painted Carts and Other Arts, by Marcella Croce

CARY J. NEDERMAN Book Review: Matilda: Empress Queen Warrior, by Catherine Hanley

LEAH HAUGHT Book Review: Arthur: God and Hero in Avalon, by Christopher R. Fee

YVONNE BRUCE Book Review: The Echo of Odin: Norse Mythology and Human Consciousness, by Edward W. L. Smith

TRAVIS W. JOHNSON Book Review: Reimagining History in Anglo-Norman Prose Chronicles, by John Spence

THOMAS H. CROFTS Book Review: The Works of Gwerful Mechain, edited and translated by Katie Gramich

MEGAN GREGORY Book Review: Teaching the History of the English Language, edited by Colette Moore and Chris C. Palmer


Fall 2020 (Volume 27, Issue 2)

TEACHING A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE PREMODERN WORLD (feature collection guest edited by Sarah Davis-Secord)

  • SARAH DAVIS-SECORD An Introduction
  • ERIK WADE Representation and Inclusion in the Old English Classroom
  • KAREN M. COOK Whose Music? Representation in the Early Music Survey
  • AMAN Y. NADHIRI “But where are We in this story?” Teaching the Middle Ages at a Historically Black College/University
  • MATTHEW B. LYNCH Teaching Rumi in a Time of Revolution
  • MICHAEL A. RYAN Teaching Premodern LGBTQ History
  • AMBEREEN DADABHOY Skin in the Game: Teaching Race in Early Modern Literature

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Warriors and Wilderness in Medieval Britain: From Arthur and Beowulf to Sir Gawain and Robin Hood, by Robin Melrose

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Goddess and Grail: The Battle for King Arthur’s Promised Land, by Jeffrey John Dixon

RICHARD HARRIS Book Review: The People of the Sagas, by William R. Short

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Celtic Astrology from the Druids to the Middle Ages, by M. G. Boutet

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s English History Plays, by Laurie Ellinghausen

LESLEY COOTE Book Review: The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, edited and translated by Matthieu Boyd

YVONNE BRUCE Book Review: On Shakespeare in Sonnets: A Study in the Theory and Practice of Reader Response Criticism, by E. L. Risden

THOMAS H. CROFTS Book Review: The Lais of Marie de France: Text and Translation, edited and translated by Claire M. Waters

GREGORY B. KAPLAN Book Review: Saint James the Greater in History, Art and Culture, by William Farina

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: King Arthur and Robin Hood on the Radio: Adaptations for American Listeners, by Katherine Barnes Echols

JENNY RYTTING Book Review: The Digby Play of Mary Magdalene, edited by Chester N. Scoville

ZACHARY HOLE Book Review: Chivalry in Westeros: The Knightly Code of A Song of Ice and Fire, by Carol Parrish Jamison

EDWARD J. CHRISTIE Book Review: This Language a River: A History of English, by K. Aaron Smith and Susan M. Kim

ANDREW PFRENGER Book Review: Freya and Wulf: A 9th-Century Love Story of Violence and Redemption, by Robert E. Bjork

THOMAS GOODMANN Book Review: The Canterbury Tales Handbook, by Elizabeth Scala


Spring 2020 (Volume 27, Issue 1)

USING FOOD AND FOODWAYS TO TEACH THE MIDDLE AGES ACROSS DISCIPLINES  (feature collection guest edited by Lisa Shugert Bevevino)

  • LISA SHUGERT BEVEVINO Using Food and Foodways to Teach the Middle Ages across Disciplines: Introduction
  • DIANE BURKE MONEYPENNY Teaching Food in the Middle Ages: Approaches to Teaching Medieval Iberian Literature
  • ANDREA SCHUTZ Unhasty Cooks: Feasting and Companionship in Medieval Literature and Language Courses
  • SAMANTHA MEIGS Traveling Food: Using Peripatetic Food to Understand the Medieval Past
  • SCOTT D. STULL An Anthropological Archaeological Perspective on Medieval Food
  • LISA SHUGERT BEVEVINO Quests, Quails, and Custards: Food in Life and Literature

THOMAS H. BLAKE Book Review: Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters, edited by Karina F. Attar and Lynn Shutters

TOM CONNER Book Review: Seven Myths of the Crusades, edited with an Introduction and epilogue by Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: The Cambridge Old English Reader, second edition, edited by Richard Marsden

BEVERLY BOYD Book Review: Beowulf and the Grendel-kin: Politics & Poetry in Eleventh-Century England, by Helen Damico

LESLEY A. COOTE Book Review: Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates, edited by Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith

MEL STORM Book Review: Chaucer and the Taverners of Ipswich: The Influence of His Paternal Ancestors Upon Some Portraits in the General Prologue and Upon His Descendants, by Beverly Boyd

WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Review: Approaches to Teaching Petrarch’s Canzoniere and the Petrarchan Tradition, edited by Christopher Kleinhenz and Andrea Dini

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Caravaggio: Signed in Blood, by Mark David Smith

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Vikings and Goths: A History of Ancient and Medieval Sweden, by Gary Dean Peterson

CARY J. NEDERMAN and KAREN BOLLERMANN Book Review: Nothing Natural is Shameful: Sodomy and Science in Late Medieval Europe, by Joan Cadden

MICHAEL SARABIA Book Review: John Gower and the Limits of the Law, by Conrad Van Dijk

MEL STORM Book Review: Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church, by Richard Firth Green

SUSAN KENDRICK Book Review: Richard III and the Princes in the Tower: The Possible Fates of Edward V and Richard of York, by Gerald Prenderghast

JENNY RYTTING Book Review: The Faerie Queene as Children’s Literature: Victorian and Edwardian Retellings in Words and Pictures, by Velma Bourgeois Richmond

COREY J. ZWIKSTRA Book Review: Narrative Subversion in Medieval Literature, by E. L. Risden

AMY MORRIS Book Review: How to Read Medieval Art, by Wendy A. Stein


Fall 2019 (Volume 26, Issue 2)

CARA HERSH Spitting Images: Embodying Theories of Disgust in The Prioress’s Tale

LISA MARCIANO Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy: Tackling Tough Questions, Aided by Aristotle

DEAN SWINFORD Illustration as Interpretation in Dante’s Inferno

CHRISTIAN SHERIDAN “Have you ever heard of Robin Longstride?”: Anachronism, Authenticity, and Teaching Robin Hood

JOHN S. GARRISON and CARYN MCKECHNIE Using the Concept of Heterotopia to Teach Early Modern Drama: Hamlet as Case Study

ROBERT E. BJORK Unsaturated Ethers, Modern Icelandic, and Jesse Byock’s Viking Language 1

E. L. RISDEN Book Review: Honour, Exchange and Violence in Beowulf, by Peter S. Baker

GAYWYN MOORE Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More, edited by George M. Logan

TRAVIS W. JOHNSON Book Review: Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance: Normans and Saxons, by Dominique Battles

YVONNE BRUCE Book Review: Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist, by Lukas Erne

LESLEY A. COOTE Book Review: The Medieval Filmscape: Reflections of Fear and Desire in a Cinematic Mirror, by William F. Woods

KERI BEHRE Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture, edited by Andrew Galloway

MARY LYNN PIERCE Book Review: Elizabeth I’s Use of Virginity to Enhance Her Sovereignty: Managing the Image of a Sixteenth-Century Queen, by Susan Kendrick

MARY OLSON Book Review: Printing the Middle Ages, by Siân Echard

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England, by Allen J. Frantzen

CARLOS HAWLEY Book Review: The Poetics of Piracy: Emulating Spain in English Literature, by Barbara Fuchs

ROY HAMMERLING Book Reviews: The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition, by C. S. Lewis, and Spenser’s Images of Life, by C. S. Lewis with Alastair Fowler

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power, by Carole Levin

STEPHEN M. WAGNER Book Review: Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence, by Thomas P. Campbell et al.

CHRIS CRAUN Book Review: Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in Christianity and Islam, by Thomas Sizgorich

COREY J. ZWIKSTRA Book Review: The Old English Martyrology: Edition, Translation and Commentary, edited with a translation by Christine Rauer

JAY RUUD Book Review: Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, edited by Peter W. Travis and Frank Grady


Spring 2019 (Volume 26, Issue 1)

PAUL HARDWICK Much Ado about Barry Wolf: Creative Writing in the Undergraduate Medieval Literature Course

ILAN MITCHELL-SMITH Teaching Popular Contemptus Mundi with the Teams Edition of Codex Ashmole 61

BOYDA JOHNSTONE and ALEXANDRA VERINI The Darker Side of The Second Shepherds’ Play: Teaching Medieval Drama with Film

LINDSEY SIMON-JONES The Saga of the Volsungs and Norse Heroics for a New Age: Increasing Global Awareness in General Education

GREGORY B. KAPLAN Using Low-Tech Pedagogy for Teaching the Middle Ages

JENNIFER C. VAUGHT Hamlet, Parody, Seinfeld, and American Comedy

ETHAN K. SMILIE and KIPTON D. SMILIE Chaucer’s Cautionary Tale: Critical Thinking and Pranking

ROBERT DARCY Teaching Shakespeare’s Sonnet

WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Reviews: Robert Henryson: The Complete Works, edited by David J. Parkinson; Situational Poetics in Robert Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid, by Nickolas A. Haydock; Older Scots: A Linguistic Reader, by Jeremy J. Smith

JAY RUUD Book Review: Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of John Gower, edited by R.F. Yeager and Brian W. Gastle

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Entering a Clerical Career at the Roman Curia, 1458–1471, edited by Kirsi Salonen and Jussi Hanska

TERESA RUPP Book Review: The English Parish Church through the Centuries: Daily Life & Spirituality, Art & Architecture, Literature & Music, edited by Dee Dyas

FRANCIS X. CONNOR Book Review: Troilus and Criseyde: A Reader’s Guide, by Jenni Nuttall

ED RISDEN Book Review: Tolkien’s Modern Middle Ages, edited by Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers

MICHAEL SARABIA Book Review: Perception and Action in Medieval Europe, by Harald Kleinschmidt

STEPHEN WAGNER Book Review: Medieval Clothing and Textiles: Volume 8, edited by Robin Netherton

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Medieval Pets, by Kathleen Walker-Meikle

THOMAS IZBICKI Book Review: Christians and Jews in Angevin England: The York Massacre of 1190, Narrative and Contexts, edited by Sarah Rees Jones and Sethina Watson

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Traditions and Innovations in the Study of Medieval English Literature: The Influence of Derek Brewer, edited by Charlotte Brewer and Barry Windeatt

ANDREW E. LARSEN Book Review: The Culture of Inquisition in Medieval England, edited by Mary C. Flannery and Katie L. Walter

JOSHUA EASTERLING Book Review: Alcuin: His Life and Legacy, by Douglas Dales

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, by C. S. Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper

THOMAS H. BLAKE Book Review: Interpretation and Performance: Essays for Alan Gaylord, edited by Susan Yager and Elise E. Morse-Gagné


Fall 2018 (Volume 25, Issue 2)

MANUSCRIPT MATERIALITY IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND (feature collection guest edited by Ellen K. Rentz and  Michelle M. Sauer)

  • ELLEN K. RENTZ and MICHELLE M. SAUER Of Parchment and Pedagogy: An Introduction
  • RHONDA L. MCDANIEL Manuscripts in the College Classroom: Material and Virtual Pedagogies
  • ERIN I. MANN Doing More, Reading Less: Revising History of the Book Pedagogy
  • SARAH NOONAN Yielding the Floor: Production, Craft, and Materiality in the College Classroom
  • HEATHER BLATT #RespectTheScribes: Experiential Learning and Book History
  • R. SCOTT BEVILL Manuscript Madness at the Medieval Faire: Bringing Materiality into the Public Classroom
  • JONATHAN WILCOX The Riddle of the Page: Material Enticement to the Old English Riddles of the Exeter Book
  • REBECCA RICHARDSON MOUSER Teaching Oral Tradition through Medieval Materiality
  • PAUL GAFFNEY Manuscript Materiality and Immateriality
  • JAMES W. BARKER Teaching the Bible as a SuperNatural Book: Textual Criticism of Matthew’s Parable of the Two Sons

NICOLE CLIFTON Teaching Chaucer as a Foreign Language

ABRAHAM QUINTANAR The History of the Spanish Language, a Blended-Learning Digital Humanities Course: Teaching Advanced Undergraduate Students in a Liberal Arts Setting

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO Teaching the Crusades: Religion, Violence, and Mythistory

BRIAN J. HARRIES Christian Free Will and Reader Choice in Ryan North’s To Be or Not To Be

TED LERUD Book Review: The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555–1575: Religion, Drama, and the Impact of Change, edited by Jessica Dell, David Klausner, and Helen Ostovich

JOSHUA S. EASTERLING Book Review: Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425–1650: From Late Medieval Classic to Early Modern Bestseller, by Maximilian von Habsburg

MICHAEL SARABIA Book Review: Neomedievalism in the Media: Essays on Film, Television, and Electronic Games, edited by Carol L. Robinson and Pamela Clements

E. J. CHRISTIE Book Review: Runes: A Handbook, by Michael P. Barnes


Spring 2018 (Volume 25, Issue 1)

TEACHING SAGAS AND SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURE (feature collection guest edited by Andrew M. Pfrenger and John P. Sexton)

  • JOHN P. SEXTON Teaching Old Norse Literature: An Introduction
  • TOM BIRKETT The Clontarf Effect: Teaching Old Norse in the Year of the Vikings
  • ANDREW M. PFRENGER From goði to stórgoði: Teaching the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries through Eyrbyggja Saga

  • ERIC SHANE BRYAN Back the Way We Came! The Place of Old Norse in the History of the English Language

  • ERIC R. CARLSON Njal’s Saga as the Keystone Text in the Interdisciplinary Classroom

  • DAVID STEVENS Big Man on Campus: Egil’s Saga in a Secondary School Classroom

  • JOHN P. SEXTON and HEATHER J. NABBEFELD The Broad Bridge: Approach Papers as an Introduction to Old Norse Studies

  • KISHA TRACY Afterword: Teaching and Learning Response: Saga Studies as High-Impact Practice

MICHAEL J. BERNTSEN Paradise Reflected: Using Web Adaptations to Help Teach Milton’s Paradise Lost

ERIC DUNNUM The Ambiguity of Consent: Teaching Rape Culture alongside Marlowe’s Hero and Leander and the Renaissance Sonnet

MARCUS K. HARMES Bringing Languages to Life: Classical Educations and Their Afterlives

JULIA COZZARELLI Teaching Ugolino’s Choice in the Undergraduate Classroom: A Multidisciplinary Approach

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON Book Review: Working Women in English Society 1300–1600, by Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

STEPHANIE VOLF Book Review: Women, Crusading and the Holy Land in Historical Narrative, by Natasha R. Hodgson

WINTHROP WETHERBEE Book Review: Authorship and First-Person Allegory in Late Medieval France and England, by Stephanie A. Viereck Gibbs Kamath

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: The Musical Sounds of Medieval French Cities: Players, Patrons, and Politics, by Gretchen Peters


Fall 2017 (Volume 24, Issue 2)

TEACHING ANCHORITIC TEXTS (feature collection guest edited by Christopher Roman)

  • CHRISTOPHER ROMAN Introduction
  • SUSANNAH MARY CHEWNING Anchorites in the Anthology: Teaching Anchoritic Literature in the Sophomore British Literature Survey
  • RICK MCDONALD Using the Ancrene Wisse to Help Students "Get" Julian of Norwich: An Experiment
  • WILL ROGERS Enclosing Texts, Opening up Revision: Teaching Writing as Process with Anchorites and Anthologies
  • NATALIE GRINNELL Digital Unstorytelling: An Exercise for Teaching The Cloud of Unknowning to Undergraduates
  • CHRISTOPHER ROMAN Ancrene Wisse and Actor-Network Theory in the Undergraduate Classroom
  • MICHELLE M. SAUER Enclosed Addresses: The Flexibility of Anchoritic Texts in the College Classroom

ELIZABETH HOWARD Teaching HEL through Historical Linguistics

SUSAN HRACH "Par erat inferior versus"? Renaissance Translation for English-Only Readers

ELIZABETH COGGESHALL Dealing with Dante's Audacity: Borges's "Aleph" and the Mystical Imperative

TERESA RUPP A Historian Teaches Dante

ANGELICA DURAN A Multi-Modal Teaching Tool: A(n Obstacle) Course in Paradise Lost

THOMAS GOODMANN Book Review: A Journey into Love: Meditating with the Medieval Poem Piers Plowman, by Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P.

JAY RUUD Book Review: An Introduction to Christine de Pizan, by Nadia Margolis

KAREN L. FRESCO Book Review: Medieval Song in Romance Languages, by John Haines

STEPHEN F. EVANS Book Review: Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare, edited by Madhavi Menon

E. L. RISDEN Book Review: Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic, and Might, by Christopher R. Fee

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Medical Writing in Early Modern English, edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

JENNY REBECCA RYTTING Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music, edited by Mark Everist


Spring 2017 (Volume 24, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MIDDLE AGES WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES (feature collection guest edited by Kisha G. Tracy)

  • KISHA G. TRACY Introduction: Medievalists on the Pedagogical Edge
  • A. R. BENNETT Teaching with Twitter
  • KISHA G. TRACY Navigating Strategies for Teaching Medieval Literautre with Google Maps
  • PETER BURKHOLDER From Passive Viewer to Active Learner: Strategies for Teaching Medieval Film
  • ADAM FRANKLIN-LYONS Podcasts, Lectures, and Pedagogical Flexibility: One Historian's Take on the "Flipped Classroom"
  • CAMERON HUNT MCNABB We Are Living in a Material World: Teaching HEL through Material Culture
  • M. WENDY HENNEQUIN Teaching the Past Present: Re-Creating and Reproduciton in the University Classroom

JAY RUUD "I'm a Popularizer": Rescuing Gardner's Life and Times of Chaucer

MICHEL AAIJ Teaching the Old and Middle English Judith--Back into the Canon

PETER LARKIN Book Review: Death and the Noble Body in Medieval England, by Danielle Westerhof

JASON HOUSTON Book Review: Studies in Renaissance Humanism and Politics: Florence and Arezzo, by Robert Black


Fall 2016 (Volume 23, Issue 2)

QUEER PEDAGOGY (feature collection guest edited by Graham N. Drake)

  • GRAHAM N. DRAKE Introduction to Queer Pedagogy (A Roundtable)
  • MICHELLE M. SAUER Queer Pedagogy, Medieval Literature, and Chaucer
  • SUSANNAH MARY CHEWNING Queer Pedagogy in the Two-Year College
  • LISA WESTON Queer Pedagogy, Medieval Literature, and the Writing of Difference

ELIZABETH WILLIAMSEN Foreign Territory: Teaching the Middle Ages through Travel Writing

JANE BEAL Reading in a Roundtable, Socratic Dialogue, and Other Strategies for Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

HILLARY M. NUNN and LAUREN A. SCARPA Student Encounters with Suicide in Julius Caesar

GAEL GROSSMAN Student Food Schema of the Medieval Diet Based on Self-Selected Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

CHRISTINA FRANCIS The Usefulness of Eli Stone to Teaching Medieval Narrative

HELEN DAMICO Book Review: Old English Liturgical Verse: A Student Edition, edited by Sarah Larratt Keefer

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: Women and Writing c. 1340–c. 1650: The Domestication of Print Culture, edited by Anne Lawrence-Mathers and Phillipa Hardman

JENNY REBECCA RYTTING Book Review: Women in Late Medieval and Reformation Europe 1200–1550, by Helen M. Jewell

SUSAN KENDRICK Book Review: Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance, edited by Scott L. Newstock and Ayanna Thompson

RICHARD KAY Book Review: Bede and the End of Time, by Peter Darby

AILEEN A. FENG Book Review: Short History of the Renaissance, by Lisa Kaborycha

GLENN DAVIS Book Review: Old English Reader, edited by Murray McGillivray

STEPHEN F. EVANS Book Review: Sex Acts in Early Modern Italy: Practice, Performance, Perversion, Punishment, edited by Allison Levy


Spring 2016 (Volume 23, Issue 1)

BETSY CHUNKO-DOMINGUEZ and EDWARD TRIPLETT Digital Humanities and Medieval Studies: The Plan of St. Gall as a Case Study on Shifting Pedagogical Concerns

ALAN S. AMBRISCO Battling Monstrosity in Beowulf and Grendel (2005): Using a Film Adaptation to Teach Beowulf

KATHERINE GUBBELS Queer Approaches to Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

CAROL JAMISON J. K. Rowling’s Own Book of Chivalry: Incorporating the Harry Potter Series in an Arthurian Literature Course

JULIA FINCH Medieval Manuscripts, Digital Users, and the University Classroom

YVONNE SEALE Imagining Medieval Europe in the College Classroom

KATHLEEN FORNI Ackroyd’s Deviant Chaucer: Translation and Target Cultures

ALISON A. BAKER Opposing Forces: Understanding Classical Gods in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

JOEL ROSENTHAL Teaching The Medieval History Survey: All of Europe!!

NANCY VAN DEUSEN Book Review: The Renaissance Reform of Medieval Music Theory: Guido of Arezzo between Myth and History, by Stefano Mengozzi

MARTHA W. DRIVER Book Review: Women in England in the Middle Ages, by Jennifer Ward

ANNETTE LEZOTTE Book Review: Renaissance Art Reconsidered: An Anthology of Primary Sources, edited by Carol M. Richardson, Kim W. Woods, and Michael W. Franklin

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: The Medieval Sea, by Susan Rose

NANCY VAN DEUSEN Book Review: Gregorian Chant, by David Hiley

ANNETTE LEZOTTE Book Review: Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Paintings 1300–1550, by Lisa Monnas

MARY OLSON Book Review: A Gentle Introduction to Old English, by Murray McGillivray

LESLEY A. COOTE Book Review: British Outlaws of Literature and History: Essays on Medieval and Early Modern Figures from Robin Hood to Twm Shon Catty, edited by Alexander L. Kaufman


Fall 2015 (Volume 22, Issue 2)

OLD ENGLISH ACROSS THE CURRICULUM—CONTEXTS AND PEDAGOGIES (feature collection guest edited by Haruko Momma and Heide Estes)


  • HARUKO MOMMA and HEIDE ESTES Old English across the Curriculum—Contexts and Pedagogies

Part 1: Historical Old English

  • FRED C. ROBINSON Why Study Old English?
  • CARLA MARÍA THOMAS Blurring the Lines: Early Middle English in the Old English Classroom
  • HEIDE ESTES Teaching Old English in History of the English Language

Part 2: Old English through Different Media

  • PETER S. BAKER On Writing Old English
  • ERIC WEISKOTT A Plea for Pronunciation
  • MARTIN CHASE Teaching Old English Codicology and Palaeography from the Beginning

Part 3: Interactive Old English

  • ERICA WEAVER Attending to Poems: Learning from Latin Pedagogy
  • BOB HASENFRATZ Paradigm Bashing Challenges to Teaching and Learning Old English in the Twenty-First Century
  • NIENKE C. VENDERBOSCH The Language Bank as a Tool for Active Learning
  • MARTIN FOYS Hwæt sprycst þu ?: Performing Ælfric’s Colloquy

Part 4: Old English in/and Translation

  • STACY S. KLEIN Anglo-Saxon Pedagogy and the “Circle of Shame”
  • MICHAEL MATTO Remainders: Reading an Old English Poem through Multiple Translations
  • MO PARELES Teaching Graduate Students to Teach Old English


  • HARUKO MOMMA By All Means


  • PETER S. BAKER Hærrig Wand Bygeþ [Harry Buys a Wand]
  • BOB HASENFRATZ A Frequency List of Old English Vocabulary in a “Canonical” Corpus

JAY PAUL GATES Reading Pronouns: An Entry to Medieval Textual Culture

TOM SHIPPEY Book Reviews: Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes and Icelandic Sagas, by Jesse L. Byock; and Viking Language 2: The Reader, by L. Jesse Byock

STEPHEN F. EVANS Book Review: Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze, edited by Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray, and Will Stockton

WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Boethius, edited by John Marenbon


Spring 2015 (Volume 22, Issue 1)

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TEACHING CHAUCER (feature collection guest edited by Alison Langdon and David Sprunger)

  • GLENN STEINBERG Teaching Chaucer through Chaucer's Bookshelf
  • CANDACE BARRINGTON Teaching Chaucer in Middle English: A Fundamental Approach
  • MICHAEL MURPHY Chaucer: The Text and the Teaching Text
  • ROBERTA MILLIKEN Using Rap Music to Teach an Appreciation of Chaucer's Language in the British Literature Survey Class
  • SARAH POWRIE Lost and Found in Translation: Updating Chaucer's Status with the Millennial Generation
  • REBECCA BRACKMANN To Caunterbury They Tweete: Twitter in the Chaucer Classroom
  • MELISSA RIDLEY ELMES Prdn Me? Text Speak, Middle English, and Chaucer's Pardoner'sTale

CHRIS CRAUN Covering the Daily Life of Pre-Modern People in History Classes

MARY C. FLANNERY Teaching with Twitter: A Medievalist's Case Study

ARVIND THOMAS Moving between Vernacular Verse and Latin Prose in an Undergraduate Seminar on Troilus and Criseyde

STEPHEN F. EVANS Book Review: At Home in Shakespeare's Tragedies, by Gerald U. de Sousa

MEL STORM Book Review: The Grail, the Quest and the World of Arthur, edited by Norris J. Lacy

BARBARA HANAWALT Book Review: Lost Londons: Change, Crime and Control in the Capital City, 1550–1660, by Paul Griffiths

DONALD WINEKE Book Review: The Shakespeare Handbooks: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Martin White

STEPHANIE HORTON Book Review: Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature, by Gillian Rudd

AMY MORRIS Book Review: Women in Dark Age and Early Medieval Europe c. 500–1200, by Helen M. Jewell


Fall 2014 (Volume 21, Issue 2)

TEACHING MEDIEVAL DRAMA (feature collection guest edited by Sheila Christie)

  • SHEILA CHRISTIE Introduction
  • ALAN BARAGONA The Text-Appeal of Medieval Drama for a Texting Generation
  • GARRETT EPP, SHEILA CHRISTIE, and MARTIN WALSH Performance Tactics for the Study of Medieval Drama
  • ED LINGAN Medieval Drama and Contemporary Dramaturgy: Problem-Based Learning in the Twenty-First Century
  • MARY ELIZABETH ELLZEY Can we do this all the time? Forming a Medieval Drama Troupe
  • LOFTON L. DURHAM “The Burgundians Knew How to Party!”: Engaging Students with a Primary Source-Based Unit on Medieval Performance
  • MARIO LONGTIN Teach Me How to Trust: Example of the French Farce
  • LORI A. BERNARD What is Medieval Spanish Drama Anyway?
  • SHEILA CHRISTIE (Extra)Ordinary Woman: Teaching Female Agency in Margery Kempe and the York Play
  • KATHLEEN ASHLEY Mankind : The Omnibus Text

ANDREA R. HARBIN and TAMARA F. O’CALLAGHAN Hyperprint Texts and the Teaching of Early Literature

TARA WILLIAMS Magical Thinking: Cognitive Approaches to Teaching Medieval Marvels

NORRIS J. LACY Book Review: The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism. Vol. II: The Middle Ages, edited by Alastair Minnis and Ian Johnson

WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Review: Aliens and Englishness in Elizabethan Dra ma, by Lloyd Edward Kermode

REBECCA JUNE Book Review: The Literary Subversions of Medieval Women, by Jane Chance


Spring 2014 (Volume 21, Issue 1)

TEACHING PIERS PLOWMAN (feature collection guest edited by Theodore L. Steinberg)

  • THEODORE L. STEINBERG Introduction
  • THOMAS GOODMANN Why Not Teach Langland?
  • THEODORE L. STEINBERG I’m Dreaming of Piers Plowman
  • LOUISE BISHOP Piers Plowman : Text and Context

ADAM H. KITZES Canonicity, Literary History, and the Survey of English Literature: Teaching Percy’s Reliques of Ancient English Poetry to Undergraduates

MEGAN HARTMAN Beowulf Then and Now: Understanding the Medieval Hero through a Modern Contrast

R. JACOB MCDONIE Teaching Medieval Literature at a Hispanic-Serving Institution

MERIEM PAGES The Crusades as a Tool to Discuss the Relationship between Islam and the West in Medieval Europe

JULIE ELB Knights! Camera! Action! Using Anachronistic Movies to Successfully Teach Medieval History

CLAIRE SPONSLER Is There a Play in This Book? Editing and Teaching Medieval Drama

SUSAN KENDRICK Book Review: The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare’s Comedies, by Penny Gay

E. L. RISDEN Book Review: The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham (1376–1422), translated by David Preest, with introduction and notes by James G. Clark

GWENDOLYN MORGAN Book Review: European Sexualities, 1400–1800, by Katherine Crawford

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: C ommunal Discord, Child Abduction, and Rape in the Later Middle Ages, by Jeremy Goldberg

LESLEY A. COOTE Book Review: Allegory and Sexual Ethics in the High Middle Ages, by Noah D. Guynn

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Brueghel’s Heavy Dancers: Transgressive Clothing, Class, & Culture in the Late Middle Ages, by John Block Friedman


Fall 2013 (Volume 20, Issue 2)

GINA BRANDOLINO Margery and “the Juice”: Teaching The Book of Margery Kempe Using O.J. Simpson’s "If I Did It."

MISTY SCHIEBERLE Barnyard Pedagogy: An Approach to Teaching Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale

MICHAEL EVANS A Land War in Asia

CRYSTAL HALL Orlando Furioso : The Board Game

MOLLY MARTIN Malory’s Launcelot and Gwenyver in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom

MICHAEL LIVINGSTON Teaching the Medieval Orpheus: Bridging Mythology and Medieval Literature

KAROLYN KINANE Arthurian Legends in General Education: An Example of Student-Centered Pedagogy

JOSEPH CANDIDO Teaching Students to Listen to Shakespeare

DONALD WINEKE Book Review: Shakespeare and the Middle Ages: Essays on the Performance and Adaptation of the Plays with Medieval Sources and Settings, edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray

JENNY REBECCA RYTTING Book Review: Women and the Divine in Literature before 1700: Essays in Memory of Margot Louis, edited by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton

KAREN BOLLERMANN Book Review: Milton and Maternal Mortality, by Louis Schwartz

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Chaucer and Religion, edited by Helen Phillips

E. L. RISDEN Book Review: Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature, by Jessica Wolfe

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations, by Geri L. Smith


Spring 2013 (Volume 20, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MIDDLE AGES AT MINORITY-SERVING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (feature collection guest edited by James M. Palmer and Pearl Ratunil)

  • JAMES M. PALMER and PEARL RATUNIL Introduction
  • PEARL RATUNIL “There the White Folks Go Again”: Medieval Studies and the Minority Student
  • MARY BEHRMAN Thanne Longen Morehouse Men to Goon on Pilgrimages
  • DONNA CRAWFORD Crossing the “Grisly Rokkes Blak”: Teaching Chaucer at an HBCU
  • MARY C. OLSON Is Relevance Relevant? Teaching the Middle Ages at an HBCU
  • KEN A. GRANT Dispelling the Myths: Medieval Studies at a Predominantly Hispanic University
  • BARBARA A. GOODMAN Fostering Medieval Studies within “Sondry” General Education Curricula

NICOLE CLIFTON Teaching The Man of Law’s Tale

NATHANIAL B. SMITH The Eve Debates: Teaching Milton alongside Anti-Misogyny Literature

BERNARD LEWIS Teaching Chaucer Out Loud

JAY RUUD Book Review: Logic and Humour in the Fabliaux: An Essay in Applied Narratology, by Roy J. Pearcy

ELIZABETH HYDE Book Review: The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum, by Christopher S. Mackay

TRACEY R. SANDS Book Review: The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman, by Nancy Marie Brown


Fall 2012 (Volume 19, Issue 2)

TEACHING HERESY (feature collection guest edited by Andrew E. Larsen)

  • ANDREW E. LARSEN The Orthodoxies of Teaching Heresy
  • JANINE LARMON PETERSON Hit and Run Heresy: Examining Heterodoxy in the Medieval Survey Course
  • JENNIFER KOLPACOFF DEANE Inquiring Minds: Teaching Inquisitorial History to Undergraduates Using Role-Playing

MATTHIEU BOYD The Poems of Blathmac, Son of Cú Brettan, and The Dream of the Rood

E. L. RISDEN The World of the Text: Source Study, Philology, and Teaching the Middle Ages through Tolkien

MAREN CLEGG HYER Cædmon and the WebQuest

ALEX MUELLER A Prehistory of Resistance to Writing across the Curriculum

SIÂN ECHARD Book Review: Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucer, by Mary Catherine Davidson

ADAM FRANKLIN-LYONS Book Review: England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th–15th Century: Cultural, Literary, and Political Exchanges, edited by María Bullón-Fernández

TRAVIS JOHNSON Book Review: The Arthurian Way of Death: The English Tradition, edited by Karen Cherewatuk and K. S. Whetter


Spring 2012 (Volume 19, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK (feature collection guest edited by Michael Johnston)

  • MICHAEL JOHNSTON Introduction
  • ANDREW TAYLOR Experiencing Authority, Confronting the Cool: Bringing Medieval Book History into the Classroom
  • DAVID C. MENGEL Teaching the Codex as Writing Technology
  • ALLISON MURI Teaching the History and Future of the Book
  • DABNEY A. BANKERT and MARK RANKIN Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Manuscript and Print Culture in Theory and Practice
  • MICHAEL JOHNSTON The History of the Book as a Supplement to the Literature Survey
  • ERIC J. JOHNSON “A closed book is a mute witness”: A Curator’s Approach toward Teaching with Rare Books and Manuscripts
  • COLLECTION CONTRIBUTORS Annotated Bibliography to Teaching the History of the Book Collection

LESLEY A. COOTE Book Review: The Harrowing of Hell in Medieval England, by Karl Tamburr

YVONNE BRUCE Book Review: Women’s Writing in the British Atlantic World: Memory, Place and History, 1550–1700, by Kate Chedgzoy

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO Book Review: Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen: Essays in Honour of Maurice Keen, by Peter Coss and Christopher Tyerman

JUDITH FERSTER Book Review: Chaucer’s Language, by Simon Horobin


Fall 2011 (Volume 18, Issue 2)

TEACHING ITALY (feature collection guest edited by Barbara Stevenson)

  • BARBARA STEVENSON Introduction
  • MARY BETH LONG Gum-Poppers Deserve Their Own Level of Hell: Teaching the Inferno to Baptists
  • BARBARA STEVENSON Representations of Saladin in the (New) Middle Ages
  • KURT M. BOUGHAN Teaching Goro Dati’s Libro segreto
  • KATHRYN A. HALL Teaching Christine de Pizan and the Text via Late Medieval Book Production in Bologna and Paris

CARL GRINDLEY The Whisper Game: Teaching Stemmatics

DARCI N. HILL Altered Arguments: A Textual Analysis of George Herbert’s “Man”

JAY RUUD “A Great Flash of Understanding”: Teaching Dante and Mysticism

ALEXANDRA COOK “Why Study the Middle Ages?” On Re-Imagining the Medieval Literature Survey

JOHN M. GANIM Book Review: Illustrating Camelot, by Barbara Tepa Lupack with Alan Lupack

ANTHONY J. CÁRDINAS-ROTTUNNO Book Review: The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, by Jerrilyn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale

LESLEY A. COOTE Book Review: Shakespeare Films in the Making: Vision, Production and Reception, by Russell Jackson

GWENDOLYN MORGAN Book Review: Key Concepts in Medieval Literature, by Elizabeth Solopova and Stuart D. Lee

EDWARD CHRISTIE Book Review: Imaginary Worlds in Medieval Books: Exploring the Manuscript Matrix, by Martha Dana Rust

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: The Medieval British Literature Handbook, edited by Daniel T. Kline


Spring 2011 (Volume 18, Issue 1)

TEACHING POSTCOLONIAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (feature collection guest edited by Michael Matto)

  • MICHAEL MATTO Foreword
  • ANDREW TROUP Postcolonial HEL: Where Do I Find Room on My Syllabus?
  • ELISE E. MORSE-GAGNÉ From Sutton Hoo to Tougaloo: Teaching HEL at an HBCU
  • ROBERT STANTON Teaching Varieties of English in the HEL Classroom
  • K. AARON SMITH Standardization after 1600 and Its Effects on Two Domains of English Linguistic Structure

JOSHUA PARENS Showing Students the Importance of Political Philosophy in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy

JANE BLANCHARD Staying on Course with Spenser

GAVIN T. RICHARDSON Practical Paleography in the Chaucer Classroom

JENNY ADAMS Breaking the Waves: Margery Kempe Goes South

ROBERT BRAID Book Review: Deviance and Power in Late Medieval London, by Frank Rexroth, translated by Pamela E. Selwyn

NIALL SHANKS Book Review: The Black Death 1346–1353: The Complete History, by Ole J. Benedictow

MEL STORM Book Review: Chaucerian Spaces: Spatial Poetics in Chaucer’s Opening Tales, by William F. Woods

AMY MORRIS Book Review: Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life, by Susan Doran

REBECCA BRUNSON Book Review: The Yale Companion to Chaucer, edited by Seth Lerer

DAVID J. DUNCAN Book Review: The Seventh Crusade, 1244–1254: Sources and Documents, edited by Peter Jackson

CATHERINE R. ESKIN Book Review: Romance for Sale in Early Modern England: The Rise of Prose Fiction, by Steve Mentz

GWENDOLYN MORGAN Book Review: Erotic Discourse and Early English Religious Writing, by Lara Farina


Fall 2010 (Volume 17, Issue 2)


  • DAVID WATT Introduction: “Olde Bokes . . . Newe Science”: Remediation in the Medieval Classroom
  • ALEX MUELLER Wikipedia as Imago Mundi
  • DAVID WATT Does Size Matter to Students Working with Manuscripts Today? A Case Study
  • SONJA DRIMMER Illuminating Remediation: Recapturing Medieval Modes of Reading and Looking in the Classroom

R. JAMES LONG Peeling the Onion: Rescuing Timeless Truth from Its Time-Bound Setting

JOSEPH P. HUFFMAN Between History and Romance: Teaching Medieval Culture to Undergraduates through Chivalric Biography

DOMINIQUE BATTLES The Chaucer Seminar: Rethinking the Long Research Paper

THOMAS SHIPPEY Book Review: The Keys of Middle-Earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, by Stuart D. Lee and Elizabeth Solopova

SIÂN ECHARD Book Review: Virtually Anglo-Saxon: Old Media, New Media, and Early Medieval Studies in the Late Age of Print, by Martin K. Foys

MICHAELA PAASCHE GRUDIN Book Review: Boccaccio’s Naked Muse: Eros, Culture, and the Mythopoeic Imagination, by Tobias Foster Gittes

ALFRED K. SIEWERS Book Review: Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J. R. R. Tolkien, by Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO Book Review: The Christianity Reader, edited by Mary Gerhart and Fabian E. Udoh

LESLEY A. COOTE Book Review: The Children’s Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory, by Gary Dickson

MEG ROLAND Book Review: Malory’s Contemporary Audience: The Social Reading of Romance in Late Medieval England, by Thomas H. Crofts

STEPHEN F. EVANS Book Review: Teaching Chaucer, edited by Gail Ashton and Louise Sylvester

SUSAN KENDRICK Book Review: Vulgar Eloquence: On the Renaissance Invention of English Literature, by Sean Keilen


Spring 2010 (Volume 17, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MYSTICS (feature collection guest edited by Christopher Roman)

  • CHRISTOPHER ROMAN Introduction
  • WILLIAM HODAPP Teaching Mystics in Undergraduate Medieval Studies Courses: The Case of Hildegard of Bingen
  • CAROL BLESSING “But Julian of Norwich said Jesus is a girl!”: Teaching Medieval Mystical Works by Females at a Conservative Protestant University
  • LISA LETTAU Julian of Norwich: A Problem-Based Approach

DEBRA BEST Monsters of Medieval England: A Course Outline

LESLIE JOAN CAVELL Digital Savvy: Meeting Our Students Halfway

DANA OSWALD “The lyf so short, the crafts so long to lerne”: Reading Chaucer in Translation in the British Literature Survey Class

WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Reviews: REED in Review: Essays in Celebration of the First Twenty-Five Years, edited by Audrey Douglas and Sally-Beth MacLean, and Teaching with the Records of Early English Drama, edited by Elza C. Tiner

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: The Medieval Chastity Belt: A Myth-Making Process, by Albrecht Classen

JEAN E. JOST Book Review: Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance, by Nicola McDonald

JOHN M. GANIM Book Review: The Book of John Mandeville, edited by Tamarah Kohanski and C. David Benson


Fall 2009 (Volume 16, Issue 2)

TEACHING THE QUEST (feature collection guest edited by Barbara Stevenson and Frances B. Holt)

  • EDWARD DONALD KENNEDY "Follow the Gleam": The Grail Quest in Medieval and Post-Medieval Literature
  • PHIL PURSER " There and Back Again ": J. R. R. Tolkien and the Literature of the Medieval Quest
  • JEAN E. JOST A Comparative Examination of the European Holy Grail Romances in One Undergraduate Medieval Literature Course
  • ROBIN Y. HUFF and CAROLA MATTORD Interdisciplinary Approaches to German Crusade Literature in Translation with Selective Bibliography
  • CARMEN ACEVEDO BUTCHER WebQuesting after the Heroine in Hildegard's Ordo Virtutum
  • JOSEPHINE A. KOSTER 'It's Only a Model": The Quest for King Arthur in Film and Literature Classes

TISON PUGH Teaching the Genders of Medieval Romance with Parodies: A Case Study Featuring Guerin's "Long-Assed Berenger," Chaucer's "Tale of Sir Thopas," and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

ALEXANDRE LEUPIN Book Review: The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare, by Deanne Williams

SARAH STANBURY Book Review: Privacy and Solitude in the Middle Ages, by Diana Webb

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: The Reign of Chivalry, by Richard Barber

YVONNE BRUCE Book Review: Kenneth Burke on Shakespeare, edited by Scott L. Newstok

STEPHEN M. WAGNER Book Review: Medieval Art: A Resource for Educators, by Michael Norris

BARBARA HANAWALT Book Review: The Goodman of Paris: A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by a Citizen of Paris, c. 1393, translated with introduction and notes by Eileen Power

MICHAEL MCGLYNN Book Review: The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050–1300, by Brian A. Catlos


Spring 2009 (Volume 16, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MIDDLE AGES THROUGH TRAVEL (feature collection guest edited by David Sprunger and Roy Hammerling)

  • ROY HAMMERLING and DAVID SPRUNGER Maximum Engagement: Concordia College Embedded Exploration Seminars
  • JANET SCHRUNK ERICKSEN A May Session Course in York, England
  • DABNEY A. BANKERT Teaching the Middle Ages through Travel in a Semester Residential Program
  • KARLA KNUTSON Reflections on Studying the Middle Ages Abroad: A Former Student's Thoughts and Suggestions

ALISON GANZE Postscript to the Middle Ages: Teaching Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in a Medieval Literature Survey

ALISON A. BAKER Doing the Math in an English Class: Leading Quantitative Learners to Become Critical Readers

STEPHANNIE S. GEARHART "Take My Part": Using Generational Conflict to Teach King Lear

GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER Image, Fact, and the Critical Imagination: Teaching Anglo-Saxon Studies through Archaeology

RAYMOND L. CALABRESE Book Review: Beowulf for Business: The Modern Warrior's Guide to Career Building, by E. L. Risden

DAVID J. DUNCAN Book Review: The Rare and Excellent History of Saladin or al-Nawadir al-Sultaniyya wa‘l-Mahasin al-Yusufiyya, by Baha’ al-Din Ibn Shaddad, by Baha’ al-Din Ibn Shaddad

MICHAEL D. BAILEY Book Review: The Malleus Maleficarum, selected, translated, and annotated by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

KAREN BOLLERMANN Book Review: Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London, by Shannon McSheffrey

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: A Companion to the Fairy Tale, edited by Hilda Ellis Davidson and Anna Chaudhri

WILLIAM D. PADEN Book Review: Chivalric Fiction and the History of the Novel, by Caroline A. Jewers


Fall 2008 (Volume 15, Issue 2)

PEDAGOGY OF HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (feature collection guest edited by K. Aaron Smith and Susan M. Kim)

  • K. AARON SMITH and SUSAN M. KIM Introduction
  • HARUKO MOMMA Prefatory Remarks by the Roundtable Organizer: How the Project Began and Where It Might Go from Here
  • MICHAEL MATTO Standard English and Standards of English: Where HEL Meets Composition Studies
  • ROBERT STANTON Reaching High School Teachers and Students in the HEL Classroom
  • EDWIN DUNCAN Reaching Out: The Web as a Learning Tool
  • ROBERT D. STEVICK Seasoned Suggestions for Teaching the History of English
  • MOIRA FITZGIBBONS Using Gullah as a Focal Point in an HEL Course
  • K. AARON SMITH and SUSAN M. KIM Fighting in Public: Approaches to Team Teaching HEL and Bridging English Studies

MAIRI COWAN Teaching the English Reformation to History Students through the Music of Thomas Tallis

MARCIA SMITH MARZEC Reading the Cross: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching The Dream of the Rood

ERIN MULLALLY The New Girl in School: Teaching Judith in a Survey Course

ANNA DRONZEK Book Review: Necessary Conjunctions: The Social Self in Medieval England, by David Gary Shaw

JAY RUUD Book Review: Chaucer and the City, edited by Ardis Butterfield

SIÂN ECHARD Book Review: Print Culture and the Medieval Author—Chaucer, Lydgate, and Their Books 1473–1557, by Alexandra Gillespie

C. DAVID BENSON Book Review: Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales : A Casebook, edited by Lee Patterson

SANDY FEINSTEIN Book Review: Horse and Man in Early Modern England, by Peter Edwards


Spring 2008 (Volume 15, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MIDDLE AGES AT SMALL COLLEGES (feature collection guest edited by William F. Hodapp)

  • WILIAM F. HODAPP Introduction
  • E. L. RISDEN Who We Are, What We Do
  • BRENT A. PITTS Jump-Starting a Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at a Small Comprehensive College
  • RICK MCDONALD Enthusiasm and A'muse'ment: Making Students Crazy for Medieval Classes
  • DOMINIQUE BATTLES and PAUL BATTLES Building a Better Introduction to a Medieval English Literature Course
  • MICKEY SWEENEY Generating Enthusiasm: Performing Chaucer in the Small Liberal Arts College Classroom
  • ANDREA SCHUTZ No Tidal Bore at All: Teaching The Seafarer to Maritimers
  • JOHN D. COTTS Was Bernard of Clairvaux a Republican? The Middle Ages and the Liberal Liberal Arts College
  • WILLIAM F. HODAPP and TODD WHITE From Scriptorium to Press: The Book as Focus in a Small College Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar

SHANNON GAYK Teaching Chaucer's Legacy

ALEXANDER L. KAUFMAN Teaching Medieval Outlaws

DAVID J. DUNCAN Book Review: Osman's Dream: The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300–1923, by Caroline Finkel

ANNETTE LEZOTTE Book Review: Saints in Medieval Manuscripts, by Greg Buzwell

KATHRYN L. REYERSON Book Review: Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages , by Olivia Remie Constable

SISTER MARY CLEMENTE DAVLIN, OP Book Review: A Guidebook to Piers Plowman, by Anna Baldwin

RICHARD L. HARRIS Book Review: Einarr Skulason's "Geisli": A Critical Edition, edited by Martin Chase


Fall 2007 (Volume 14, Issue 2)

THE FUTURE OF THE PAST: ANGLO-SAXON STUDIES IN THE CLASSROOM (feature collection guest edited by Glenn Davis and Robin Norris)

  • JAMES R. MATHIEU Introduction
  • MARK LACELLE-PETERSON Claiming a Place at the Table: Anglo-Saxons in the Liberal Arts Curriculum
  • GLENN DAVIS Beowulf in Fourth Period: Anglo-Saxon England in the High School Classroom
  • CHRISTINA M. FITZGERALD Swords, Sex, and Revenge: Teaching Beowulf and Judith with Tarantinos Kill Bill
  • ROBIN NORRIS From Beowulf to "Heaneywulf": Bookending the British Literature Survey
  • MARCIA SMITH MARZEC "Retrieving the Anglo-Saxon Past": A Course Plan
  • LISA DARIEN Bridging the Gap: Getting Medieval at the Small Liberal Arts College
  • RONALD STOTTLEMYER A Study-Abroad Course in Anglo-Saxon Culture: On-Site Experiential Learning

RONALD GANZE A Lot about Lote : Pearl, and the Significance of a Single Word

DEREK ANDREW RIVARD Teaching the History of Monasticism with the TEAMS Documents of Practice Series

VICKIE ZIEGLER Book Review: The Medieval Garden, by Sylvia Landsberg

LISA J. KISER Book Review: Literary Landscapes and the Idea of England, 700–1400, by Catherine A. M. Clarke

SUSAN KENDRICK Book Review: The Cambridge Introduction to Early English Theatre, by Janette Dillon


Spring 2007 (Volume 14, Issue 1)

RETHINKING HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY AND RESEARCH (feature collection guest edited by Haruko Momma and Michael Matto)

  • HARUKO MOMMA and MICHAEL MATTO Foreword and Notes on Contributors
  • THOMAS CABLE A History of the English Language
  • GLENN DAVIS Introducing HEL: Three Linguistic Concepts for the First Day of Class
  • FELICIA JEAN STEELE Studying Like a Scientist: Adapting Successful Pedagogies from the Sciences to HEL
  • GEOFFREY RUSSOM Literary Form as an Independent Domain of Validation in HEL Pedagogy
  • MATTHEW GIANCARLO Dialect Recordings as Teaching Tools for History of the English Language
  • MICHAEL MATTO The English Language in History
  • K. AARON SMITH The Development of the English Progressive: A Felicitous Problem for the Teaching of HEL
  • ANDREW GALLOWAY Middle English as a Foreign Language, to "Us" and "Them" (Gower, Langland, and the Author of The Life of St. Margaret )
  • DANIEL DONOGHUE The Future of Workbooks in Teaching the History of the English Language
  • HARUKO MOMMA Afterword: HEL for the Monolingual Frame of Mind

GREGORY M. SADLEK Chaucer in the Dock: Literature, Women, and Medieval Antifeminism

DANA SYMONS Long-Lasting Love: Teaming Chaucer with The Trials and Joys of Marriage

WILLIAM H. CLAMURRO Book Review: Juana the Mad—Sovereignty and Dynasty in Renaissance Europe, by Bethany Aram

DAVID J. DUNCAN Video Review: Kingdom of Heaven (widescreen edition), directed by Sir Ridley Scott

WINTHROP WETHERBEE III Book Review: Dante, Cinema, and Television, edited by Amiulcare A. Iannucci


Fall 2006 (Volume 13, Issue 2)

GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING (feature collection guest edited by Jen Gonyer-Donohue and J. Patrick Hornbeck)

  • JENNIFER PRICE From Teaching Assistant to Instructor: Five Practical Tips for Planning and Teaching Your Own Course
  • REBECCA WILCOX Who Needs Medieval Studies? Negotiating Non-Medieval Classrooms and Curricula
  • JOSHUA BIRK Far A Field: Why Teach in a Discipline Not Your Own?
  • MICA GOULD and AMANDA KAUFMAN Surviving HEL: Making History of the English Language Applicable

SCOTT D. TROYAN Book Review: Angels and Earthly Creatures: Preaching, Performance, and Gender in the Later Middle Ages, by Claire M. Waters

WINTHROP WETHERBEE III Book Review: The Decameron First Day in Perspective: Volume One of the Lectura Boccaccii, edited by Elissa B. Weaver

MARTHA DRIVER Book Review: The Book Unbound: Editing and Reading Medieval Manuscripts and Texts, edited by Siân Echard and Stephen Partridge

GWENDOLYN MORGAN Book Review: Tolkien and the Invention of Myth A Reader , edited by Jane Chance

ELISHEVA CARLEBACH Book Review: The Jewish Enlightenment, by Shmuel Feiner, translated by Chaya Naor


Spring 2006 (Volume 13, Issue 1)

BARBARA ALTMANN Christine de Pizan in the Classroom: Letting Her Speak and Be Heard

MICHAEL CORNELIUS Teaching Shakespeare from Film for Introductory Literature Courses

MARY M. PADDOCK Minnesang and the Undergraduate in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom

JAY RUUD Julian of Norwich and Piers Plowman: The Allegory of the Incarnation and Universal Salvation

ROBIN HASS BIRKY and DOUGLAS SWARTZ Book Review: Wanton Words: Rhetoric and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama, by Madhavi Menon

DAVID DUNCAN Book Review: Women, Property, and the Letters of the Law in Early Modern England, edited by Nancy E. Wright, Margaret W. Ferguson, and A. R. Buck

SARA NALLE Book Review: Souls in DisputeConverso Identities in Iberia and the Jewish Diaspora, 1580–1700, by David L. Graizbord

JERRY PIERCE Book Review: Regular Life: Monastic, Canonical, and Mendicant Rules, selected and introduced by Daniel Marcel La Corte and Douglas J. McMillan

BRIGITTE ROUSSE L Book Review: 'Prions en chantant': Devotional Songs of the Trouvères, edited and translated by Marcia Jenneth Epstein


Fall 2005 (Volume 12, Issue 2)

MAUREEN GILLESPIE DAWSON Weeping, Speaking, and Sewing: Teaching Christine de Pizan's The City of Ladies

BRIAN J. LEVY Raoul de Houdenc Goes to the Movies

DIANE REILLY Teaching Medieval Manuscripts to Studio Art Students: A Case Study

THEODORE L. STEINBERG A Monstrous Regiment of Super-Subtle Venetians

WILLIAM WATTS The Medieval Dream Vision as Survey of Medieval Literature

CATHERINE R. ESKIN Book Review: Sick Economies: Drama, Mercantilism, and Disease in Shakespeare's England, by Jonathan Gil Harris


Spring 2005 (Volume 12, Issue 1)


  • BARBARA STEVENSON Introduction
  • BONNIE WHEELER King Arthur and the Seductions of Chivalry
  • TISON PUGH The Professor as Green Knight: Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight through the Semiotics of Confusion
  • MICHAEL CRAFTON Joseph Campbell and Teaching Arthuriana
  • JEFF MASSEY "What's Wrong with This Picture?" Teaching Arthuriana via the Via Negativa
  • CAROL JAMISON King Arthur Online: A Brief Navigational Tour of a Web-Enhanced Arthurian Survey Course

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO Book Review: Editing Robert Grosseteste, Papers from the Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, November 3–4, 2000, edited by Evelyn A. Mackie and Joseph Goering

SUSAN L. EINBINDER Book Review: Renewing the Past, Reconfiguring Jewish Culture: From al-Andalus to the Haskalah, edited by Ross Brann and Adam Sutcliffe


Fall 2004 (Volume 11, Issue 2)

2001 and 2002 MEDIEVAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDWEST CONFERENCE PAPERS (second of two special issues guest edited by E. L. Risden and Russell Rutter)

  • E. L. RISDEN and RUSSELL RUTTER Preface: Gaudeo and Myrthe—Extending Research in Medieval Studies to the Classroom
  • RUSSELL RUTTER Identity Politics and the Fragility of Civilization: Teaching Beowulf in the Context of General Education
  • STEPHEN YANDELL Undergraduate Readers as Narrative Cartographers
  • E. L. RISDEN Walking Hadrian's Wall: Learning, Teaching, and Pounding the Pavement
  • KAREN MORANSKI The Romance of History and the History of Romance: Teaching and Researching Scotland


Spring 2004 (Volume 11, Issue 1)

2001 and 2002 MEDIEVAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDWEST CONFERENCE PAPERS (first of two special issues guest edited by E. L. Risden and Russell Rutter)

  • E. L. RISDEN and RUSSELL RUTTER Preface: Gaudeo and Myrthe—Extending Research in Medieval Studies to the Classroom
  • SUSAN YAGER Bringing the Classroom into Research
  • GREG ROPER "Brighten the Corner Where You Are": How I Found a Way to Marry Teaching and Research and Just Maybe Be Happy
  • CARLOS HAWLEY-COLON Scholarship and the Classroom: Navigating the Gulf
  • TOM CONNOR Whose (Who's) Charlemagne? Charlemagne's Posterity and the Creation of Modern France


Fall 2003 (Volume 10, Issue 2)

HARRIET HUDSON Surveying the Middle Ages

LESLEY A. COOTE and BRIAN J. LEVY "The Middle Ages Go to the Movies": Medieval Texts, Medievalism, and E-Learning

WILLIAM F. WOODS The Chaucer Foundation: Composition, Social History, and The Canterbury Tales

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL Book Review: Tortured Subjects: Pain, Truth, and The Body in Early Modern France, by Lisa Silverman


Spring 2003 (Volume 10, Issue 1)

ALAN S. AMBRISCO Teaching the Squire's Tale as an Exercise in Literary History

LISA ROBESON Leaves that are Part of the Tree: Teaching the Past through the Present in a Humanities I Course

BARBARA STEVENSON Antar, an Islamic Counterpoint to Roland

KATHRYN MARIE TALARICO Once? Future? How Do We Teach Arthur's End?

MARY HARRIS RUSSELL Book Review: Medieval Children, by Nicholas Orme


Fall 2002 (Volume 9, Issue 2)

ALAN BARAGONA The Once and Future Subject: Why King Arthur Lives on in the Classroom and How Arthuriana Can Help

JOHN WILLIAM HOUGHTON "Twice-Told Tales": Teaching Medievalisms to High School Seniors

NORRIS LACY Unteaching and Teaching the Arthurian Legend

TISON PUGH Chaucer and Genre: A Teaching Model for the Upper-Level Undergraduate Course

MARY FLOWERS BRASWELL Book Review: Chaucer, 1340–1400: The Life and Times of the First English Poet, by Richard West


Spring 2002 (Volume 9, Issue 1)

MOLLY MORRISON Dante According to John Doe: Using Seven to Teach Dante's Notion of Contrapasso

E. L. RISDEN Teaching Anglo-Saxon Humor or Yes, Virginia, There is Humor in Beowulf

GREGORY ROPER Making Students Do the Teaching: Problems of "Brit Lit Survey I"

JAMES SCOTT St. Peter, Aeneas, and the Medieval Evolution of Vergilian Allegory

WILLIAM F. WOODS Cinematic Medievalism: Reflections on a Film Workshop


Fall 2000 (Volume 8, Issue 2)

MAUREEN FRIES The Mythologizing of Charles T. Wood in Stories of Ladies of the Lake from the Middle Ages to Beyond

JAMES A. GRABOWSKA Let the Text Speak for Itself Revisited: Using Exempla to Teach the Middle Ages

MARGARET P. HASSELMAN Teaching Machaut's Remede de Fortune in an Undergraduate Humanities Course

DANIEL T. KLINE Taming the Labyrinth: An Introduction to Medieval Resources on the World Wide Web

NAOMI REED KLINE Creating and Teaching with the CD-ROM A Wheel of Memory: The Hereford Mappamundi

GREGORY M. SADLEK Visualizing Chaucer's Pilgrim Society: Using Sociograms to Teach the "General Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales


Spring 2000 (Volume 8, Issue 1)


  • MEL STORM Introduction
  • TERESA BARGETTO-ANDRES Teaching Medieval Translation Culture of Fifteenth-Century Spain
  • CRAIG A. BOYD " Gratia non tollit naturam sed perficit ": Teaching St. Thomas's Summa Theologiae to Undergraduates
  • GAYLE GASKILL Performance Theory and Research in the Undergraduate Shakespeare Survey
  • MAUREEN GILLESPIE Love and the Unlovable Hero in Alexis and Roland
  • SUSAN HALLORAN Gender and Identify: Teaching the Middle Ages in a College Survey Class
  • JEAN E. JOST Teaching The Canterbury Tales : The Process and the Product
  • PATRICIA A. NELSON, LINDA A. McMILLIN, and PEGGY HOLDREN Castles and Kids: Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Teaching the Middle Ages in the Elementary School
  • EDWARD L. RISDEN Dante's Vita Nuova as Ante-Chapel to the Commedia


Fall 1999 (Volume 7, Issue 2)

ANN W. ASTELL Seeing Double: Reflections in (and on) the Mirrors of Joan of Arc

REBECCA BARNHOUSE Students Editing Manuscripts

MARY FLOWERS BRASWELL Promoting the Text: Teaching Chaucer Through the Kress Collection

ALEXANDER M. BRUCE Strategies for Introducing Old and Middle English Language and Literature to Beginning Students

NANCY SPATZ Apocalypticism: A Senior Capstone History Seminar

JAMES NORTON Teaching Confession in Milton's Paradise Lost

HUGH RICHMOND Teaching Shakespeare in Performance at the Restored Shakespeare Globe Theatre at Bankside, London

ALEXIS VALK Teaching Medieval Community Life: The Return of Martin Guerre

CINDY VITTO The Perils of Translation, or When is a Knyzt a Gome?

RUSSELL J. MEYER Book Review: The Spenser Encyclopedia, edited by A. C. Hamilton


Spring 1999 (Volume 7, Issue 1)

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO How the Middle Ages Helped Make Representative Government: A Bibliographic Guide for the Classroom

MARY DOCKRAY-MILLER Medieval Literature and Material Culture

SANDY FEINSTEIN "Teehee" and Teaching Chaucer Cross Culturally in Kansas, Denmark, and Bulgaria

LOUIS G. KELLY Modus significandi rhetoricus : Jean Gerson against Dialectic

PETER KONIECZNY Searching for Rodrigo Diaz: The Sources of El Cid

PAUL PELLIKKA ACTER, Actors, and Teaching Shakespeare through Performance

GERARD VERBEKE Medieval Understandings of the Notion of Language in the Aristotelian Tradition


Fall 1998 (Volume 6, Issue 2)

THE TEACHING OF LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES (feature collection guest edited by James J. Murphy)

  • JAMES J. MURPHY Introduction
  • GILLIAN R. EVANS The Educational Preoccupation of Twelfth-Century Language Studies: The Development of an Academic Character
  • ELAINE FANTHAM The Roman Background to Medieval Instruction: The Teaching of Quintilian
  • SAMUEL JAFFE Commentary as Exposition: The Declaratio oracionis de beata Dorothea of Nicolaus Dybinus
  • DOUGLAS KELLY The Scope of Medieval Instruction in the Art of Poetry and Prose: Recent Developments in Documentation and Interpretation
  • R. H. ROBBINS Methods of Teaching Grammar in the Middle Ages: Partitiones/ schedographia
  • JOHN O. WARD The Catena Commentaries on the Rhetoric of Cicero and Their Implications for Development of a Teaching Tradition in Rhetoric


Spring 1998 (Volume 6, Issue 1)

R. W. CARSTENS Communes and Communities: The Democratic Elements of Medieval Life

DANIEL E. CHRISTIAN "Celestial Cross-Pollination" at Work: High School Students Respond to Dante

KIMBERLY CONTAG What's So Funny about Don Quixote ?

BRIAN S. LEE A Girdle Round about the Earth: Some Medieval Perceptions of the World

NORALYN MASSELINK Teaching Donne's Devotions through the Literature of AIDS

RICHARD OBERDORFER Pursuing the White Boar: Approaches to Teaching Richard III

TERENCE SCULLY An Appetite for Learning

ROBIN HASS Book Review: Arthurian Women: A Casebook, edited with an introduction by Thelma Fenster


Fall 1997 (Volume 5, Issue 2)

THEODORE M. ANDERSSON Jacques Le Goff on Medieval Humor

NICOLE CLIFTON Teaching Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde to Freshmen

BRIAN DALSIN Developing Students' Personal Views of the Middle Ages: History 201

JAMES A. GRABOWSKA Let the Text Speak for Itself: What Medieval Exempla Can Teach Us about the Middle Ages

ROBERT V. GRAYBILL A Parlor Game for Teaching Imagery

MICHAEL HANRAHAN Teaching Textual Politics

LEE TOBIN McCLAIN Introducing Medieval Romance via Popular Films: Bringing the Other Closer

MICHAEL D. MYERS Teaching Medieval History through Legend and Film

MARK DAVID RASMUSSEN Feminist Chaucer? Some Implications for Teaching

MARYLYNN SAUL Using a Hypertext Web to Teach the Theme of Love in the Middle Ages

IDA SINKEVIC Sacred Space Seen through Fish-Eye Lenses


Spring 1997 (Volume 5, Issue 1)

NEW  MEXICO TECHING INITIATIVES (feature collection guested edited by Ruth Hamilton and Helen Damico)

Part 1: Introduction

  • RUTH HAMILTON CARE and Secondary School Initiatives
  • HELEN DAMICO Outreach to the Secondary Schools: The New Mexican Model

Part 2: Outreach to Albuquerque and Beyond

  • LOU LIBERTY Romance in the Desert: The University-Secondary School Partnership
  • JONATHA JONES So Who Are All These Dead Guys Anyway?: Peer-Mentoring and the Peer-Mentor
  • BETH RUSNELL Teaching in the Backcountry: The Need for the Satellite Program
  • LESLIE A. DONOVAN Extending Outreach to Teachers: A One-Day Workshop in Computer-Integrated Pedagogy for the New Mexico Military Institute

Part 3: Seminars and Workshops

  • RUTH HAMILTON King Arthur in New Mexico: The First Seminar
  • PATRICK J. GALLACHER Fairness and Generosity in The Canterbury Tales
  • MARY WACK Chaucer in the Secondary Schools: "Electronic Chaucer"
  • LESLIE A. DONOVAN Computers in the Medieval Classroom: A Round Table Re-Creation in Learning


Fall 1993 (Volume 4, Issue 2)

 ALFRED DAVID From Epic to Romance: A Generic Approach to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

JAMES M. BLYTHE and SARAH L. E. PRATT The Crusades Game

MARGARET CAIN Grounding from the Ground Up

AYERS BAGLEY A Wolf at School


Spring 1993 (Volume 4, Issue 1)

 DOROTHEA FRENCH Peregrinatio: Pilgrimage as a Nexus for Interdisciplinary Teaching of the Middles Ages

PHYLLIS R. BROWN Penance and Pilgrimage in The Divine Comedy and The Song of Roland

ERIC F. APFELSTADT Art and Architecture along the Pilgrimage Routes to Santiago de Compostela

ROBERTO J. GONZALEZ-CASANOVAS Alfonso X's Model for Castilian Universities

CAROLINE JEWERS Book Review: The Complete Romances of Chretien de Troyes, translated with an introduction by David Staines


Fall 1992 (Volume 3, Issue 2)

CHARLES T. WOOD In Medieval Studies, Is "To Teach" a Transitive Verb?

BRIAN DALSIN Classroom Use of Primary Documents for Medieval Rural History

ANDREW CRICHTON Medieval History: Selected Reading Lists from Leading American Colleges and Universities in History

KENNETH E. CUTLER Mystery Documents in Early Medieval History

GREGORY ROPER Letting the Students Ask the Questions: Milton and the New Historicism


Spring 1992 (Volume 3, Issue 1)

FREDERICK KIEFER Renaissance Design: An Interdisciplinary Approach

DEBORAH ROBBINS Urban Communities and Urban Form in the Middle Ages: The Examples of Siena and Florence

SUSAN WARD Teaching Medieval Art History to Art Students

HARRIET McNEAL Book Review: Italian Art, 1400–1500: Sources and Documents, edited by Creighton E. Gilbert


Fall 1991 (Volume 2, Issue 2)

ANDREW B. CRICHTON Shakespeare's "Out-Heroding Herod": Exploring How He Adapted Medieval Traditions to His Renaissance Theme

THOMAS P. CAMPBELL Medieval Church Plays in a Community Setting

M. REBECCA TATTER-MYERS Portraits of Medieval Communities: Reading between the Lines in Medieval French Farces

WILLIAM A. CLEMENTE Syr Orfeo: Making Connections


Spring 1991 (Volume 2, Issue 1)

TEACHING CHAUCER: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (Panelists: Larry Benson, John Fisher, Derek Pearsall;
Respondent: Alfred David; Moderator: Robert L. Kindrick)

  • ALFRED DAVID Medieval Communities in The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
  • CELIA MILLWARD Teaching Chaucer in France
  • ALAN HINDLEY and BRIAN LEVY Spanning Twelfth and Twenty-First Centuries: Computer Technology and the Teaching of Old French

LISA KISER Three Videocassette Reviews: Chaucer, A Prologue to Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer and Middle English Literature, by Films for the Humanities, Inc.


Fall 1990 (Volume 1, Issue 2)

DAVID STAINES The Tradition of King Arthur: The Grail in Legend and Film

LEE ANN TOBIN Contemporary Medievalism as a Teaching Tool

CYNTHIA EVANS Can an "Old, Dead Classic" be Revived?

ELIZABETH GIRSCH Doing Away with Stereotypes: Attitudes toward "Otherness" in Anglo-Saxon Communities

CAROLYN PRAGER "Blak as a Bla Mon": Reflections on a Medieval English Image of the Non-European

HARRIET HUDSON Two Videocassette Reviews: The Medieval Monastery, produced by Philip Diles and Steven Kelly, Toronto Media Center; and Robin Hood and the Friar, produced by Poculi Ludique Societas, Toronto Media Center


Spring 1990 (Volume 1, Issue 1)

THEODORE M. ANDERSSON From the Xanthus to the Rhine: The Legend of Troy in the Nibelungenlied

SOLVEIG OLSEN Siegfried's Resurrection: Reviving the Medieval Heroes in the Classroom

AYERS BAGLEY Grammar as Teacher: A Study in the Iconics of Education

DIANA C. J. MATTHIAS Teaching Medieval Literature in a Museum

THOMAS J. DERRICK New Approaches from the Folger Shakespeare Library